December 04, 2006

The Accidental Shopper


I thought I'd share a few treasures I found this past week at the local thrift store (also known as the "junk store" by Emma). I'm always on the lookout for glass jars which is why I stopped in the first place. I also couldn't resist this little french metal tray, chick egg platter with salt and pepper shakers & lined basket. But mostly I'm loving these vintage Christmas ornaments that were hiding under a box of ugly red bows. Now, I'm not usually one to dig for the good stuff while shopping. Typically if it doesn't jump up and down and call out my name, it doesn't go home with me (that's also how I met my sweet hubby by the way, but that's another post). I don't know what posessed me to look beyond what was peeking out of that box. Would it be crazy to say it was fate? Were these beautiful vintage baubles meant to have a new life with me? I think this little discovery may have changed the way I shop. Forever.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, you hit the jackpot with those finds! I love the little tray. It makes me want to go "junk store shopping" right now.

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  2. Uh oh Jen! There will be NO stopping you now - nothing is more exciting than finding a buried treasure! And they are out there just waiting to be saved and loved again! You are the perfect one to do that! You did great girlfriend and these new goodies are adorable!

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  3. ohhh I love "Great finds" stories!! I am a gal known to get quite dirty if I have to...to get at the "good stuff"!! We have one of the BEST "junk shops" in NJ near us...I never ever spend more than 20$ and I come home with bags and bags of treasures every time!

    Yes..you will now see that you are getting wilder and wilder with every junking trip! LOL!

    Thanks so much for sharing! Happy to hear you had a great time!

    xoxo Jenny

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  4. My son and thrifting sidekick, also calls the thrift store "the junk store". Rather embarrassing when one is actually in the store and he belts that out.
    And "yes" you must dig, sort, sift and unearth real treasures.
    Happy thrifting! :)

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  5. What gorgeous finds and you have displayed and photographed them so beautifully.

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  6. Jen, I LOVE your new goodies! My kids call it "the junk store" too, lol! And I had to laugh when I read that you are always on the hunt for glass jars because I am too and have an embarrassing collection of them! Kim is right, there is no stopping you now! You'll be a thrift junky in no time at all! ;)
    Kristi

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  7. What fantastic finds!! My daughter is home from University now and today we are spending the afternoon thrifting - Hope we are as lucky today as you were!

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  8. Ohh what terrific finds I love how you are displaying the egg dish. I can hardly wait I am going thrifting Friday with my girlfriend.... ohh I hope I'm lucky with treasure finding.
    RaNae

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  9. What great finds....I have had no luck so far at our local thrift stores but I am going to some in the next city very soon as they have some wonderful things!

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  10. Wow, you found some lovely things. I love the glass jars, especially the smaller one. I'm also really bad at searching for the hidden treasures. I think you've inspired me to look a bit harder though after seeing all your beautiful finds.

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  11. Jackpot!! So pretty too.

    I just love your blog Jen! I added you to my favorites and can't wait to peek some more. :)

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  12. these are my fave to find! I hit an antique mall a few weeks ago and they had all the vintage bulbs out and it was dreamy!

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